Palletizing at MercyCorps on March 18th

Bree with Monitors
Bree adding cardboard and no-slip foam for another layer of monitors.

Matthew Stacking
Matthew stacking CPUS with no-slip foam in between each layer

Monitor Pallets
Pallets of monitors, ready to go.  Note cardboard corners and wrap around base of pallet.

Tom Wrapping
Tom wrapping pallet.  Note wrapping tool and flipping of wrap on each side to promote strength.

Tall Monitor Pallet
A finished monitor pallet.  Each pallet is four items (CPUs or monitors) high.
Note cardboard corners coming down around pallet.

Brad Wrapping
Brad wrapping a pallet.  Note that pallet is support on another slightly smaller pallet so we
can wrap around base of pallet.  Forklift tines off to right.

Roni Packing keyboards
Roni packing keyboards in extra boxes to place between monitors on upper layers of monitor pallets.

Matthew Wrapping
Matthew wrapping a pallet.  Again, we used the forklift to put the main pallet on top of a
smaller pallet to wrap around the base.

Tom assesses the finished pallets in the warehouse.  Both the pallet jack and electric mini-forklift
were extremely useful.  Pallets are four items high and ready to be loaded into container.

Tim, happy that the palletizing is over for the day.

What worked well:
We didn't palletize any 14"/15" monitors, but I suspect that using similar techniques would
work well.  One method that was successful in other situations (but expensive) was to get
gaylords with square corners (no rounded off edges) and stack the 14/15" monitors face
down in a 3x3 array with cardboard between them.  The gaylord held everything together
despite most of the monitors having different models and irregular shapes.